Too often the lines drawn between different genres of music are used as walls. And surely a jazz show can’t play country music, right? We disagree, and a record like this one shows why. Just as in jazz, truly great bluegrass musicians are almost always truly great improvisers – a song is just a starting point for infinite directions. This 1975 LP on Chicago’s too-short-lived label Flying Fish Records was recorded in Nashville with some of the great players of the time: Norman Blake, Tut Taylor, Vassar Clements – who often collaborated with Jerry Garcia, and of course, the standout name here to any jazzhead, Dave Holland on bass. Sam spun the Holland-led improvisational workout “Sauerkraut ‘n Solar Energy,” a long, improvised cut that builds on Holland’s thumping, swinging blues walk.
KTRU's 26th annual Outdoor Show is just around the corner, on April 22, check it out:
Steve Cox's Beard (KTRU Battle of the Bands winner)
David Morgan & Charles Moon (MC/DJ)
For more details, click here! We hope to see you there as we celebrate our 50th anniversary!
- KTRU Top 35 (April 23, 2017)
- Top 35 for 04/23/2017
- Free Music Concert on 5/7/17: Grammy award winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhat and Shri Subhen Chatterjee
- Tagore Society celebrates India’s Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore with *Tagore Jayanti* 4/29 @ India House. Special Discount for KTRU
- KTRU Top 35 (April 16, 2017)